Optimizing Medication Safety in Virtual Primary Care
During the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual care has allowed many Canadians to access health care remotely. The growth of virtual care has also highlighted the need to optimize the safety of this approach to care. This bulletin shares findings from an analysis of a cluster of medication incidents that occurred during the provision of virtual primary care. Recommendations are made to inform continuous improvement.
The bulletin sidebar shares learning from two consumer reports related to drug interactions with birth control and side effects reported from children’s nutritional drinks.
Plus, check out the National Snapshot from the National Incident Data Repository for Community Pharmacies, or NIDR, which shares learning from the types of medication incidents that have been reported by community pharmacies in Canada.